100th meridian

Brewmaster’s Notes

Our organic barley comes from the Great Plains of Canada. I had the opportunity to go and meet the farmers that grow this organic grain for us, and they are amazing people. These fine folks have taken one step back, and are doing things the right way. This is an American-style craft lager brewed with pale and amber malts, and a whole lot of American west coast hops to give it a wonderful character that’s 100% organic. All of the organic barley malt, hops and yeast come from west of the 100th Meridian–thus the name. It is a truly Canadian craft brew that combines the “best of the west” ingredients, a unique recipe and classic Mill Street smoothness.

Our 100th Meridian Organic Amber Lager won gold at the 2017 International Brewing Awards in the Specialty Class 3 Organic Beer category. This beer was originally brewed at our Toronto brewpub, and is an organic beer brewed with ingredients from west of the 100th Meridian. Prairie pale, amber and caramel malts are combined artfully with citrusy and floral west coast hops, and then patiently fermented cool and aged cold in classic lager process to make a truly unique beer. Light copper in colour with a white head and aroma of fresh hops, this is a truly satisfying amber lager for all beer lovers. This beer is from a time and a place where quality and integrity aren’t just bywords or catch phrases, they are part of the authentic fabric of the land and its people.

Tasting Notes:
Light floral grapefruit/citrus aroma and subtle toasted malt undertone gives way to a solid pale/caramel malt palate and soft, floral lingering finish balanced between mouthcoating malt and drying hops. Very balanced.
Appearance:
Light copper with white head.
Aroma: Floral hop and light malt with very little ester–clean.
Body:
Light/medium
Serving Suggestions: With grilled light meat/poultry, corn tortillas and mild salsa, medium cow’s milk cheese

Hops Variety:
US grown Organic Cascade
Malt Variety:
Canadian Organic pale 2-row barley malt and US grown Organic caramel and Organic munich malts
Yeast:
Lager yeast

ABV: 5.0
IBU: 24
Glassware: Pilsner Pint Glass
Style: American Amber Lager
Serving Temp: 4-6 deg C